Gombe United relegated from Nigeria Professional Football League

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The northern side suffered a comprehensive defeat in Port Harcourt to bring to an end their journey among the elites

Gombe United are now relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 3-0 defeat against Rivers United on Sunday.

The Savannah Scorpions are the second Nigerian topflight side to be ousted from the league this season, and they have a game to left to play.

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Bernard Ovoke's brace plus Bolaji Sakin's strike ensured the Pride of Rivers send Manu Garba's men packing from the NPFL.

Gombe will now join Remo Stars - whose exit after their debut campaign in the elite league was already confirmed in August - in the Nigeria National League next season.

The northern side will face struggling Wikki Tourist for their final encounter of the season at the Patami Stadium on September 10.

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